A fast four door; they’re ten a penny now, but in 1990 this big barge was something special…

It’s been a busy year at Front Seat Driver, with the site evolving as we learn exactly what it is that drives people to read these pages.

One of the downsides of running a fleet of bangers is that occasionally they’ll go wrong. That leaves you in the very tricky position of trying to decide whether to spend any money at all on a problem or simply disposing of the car.

A new model has been added to the Front Seat Driver fleet to act as the sensible family car. Believing in bangernomics, and being huge fans of barges, we eschewed the obvious three year old Astra / Focus choice and went with a 1994 Vauxhall Omega.